Carrot gets the majority of the root vegetable recognition. Whereas parsnips tend to be the pale, sickly looking sister that people don't ever seem to know quite what to do with. Poor poor delicious parsnip. It is so scrumptious as a soup with a wee bit of cream, garlic & fresh herbs. Ah well, more for me!!! Anywhoo, enough talking & more eating! Oh parsnip soup! Get in my belly!